How Do You Make Pictures Smaller

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    crdean1

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    Hello,

    I am going to post a review of a couple of bags/cases in the "buying advice" forum, and I need to make my pictures smaller for macrumors. Can someone give me some advice as to how to do this. :confused: I know this is pretty basic, but I have no idea. I am on my work pc, otherwise I would try to figure it out in iPhoto.

    Thanks for your help. FYI - I will be reviewing and providing pics for the crumpler considerable embarrassment, booq viper m, and maccase sleeve.

    Thanks,

    CRD
     
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    .Andy

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    Hey CRD,
    Your review sounds great. Anyway you can do it a number of ways depending on what programs you have installed. What image software do you have on your pc?
     
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    crdean1

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    I don't believe there is any on my pc. I just use my CF reader to typically send pics.
     
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    Actually, I think I have Kodak Imaging for windows, but doesn't that create a .tiff file? I have never used it. It's an old pc w/ Windows 98.
     
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    If it's just a few pictures, you can do it by hand with MS Paint. If there's a whole bunch you're best off getting a batch converter.

    Start-->Programs-->Accessories-->Paint

    Open up the file and go to Image-->Stretch/Skew

    Put numbers smaller than 100 in the Horizontal and Vertical percentage boxes. For example, if your image is 2048x1536, and you put 50% for both horizontal and vertical, your new image size will be 1028x768.
     
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    GilGrissom

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    Powertoys

    If you're on your PC you can get the XP Powertoys, one of which is a handy image resizer. You simply install it (takes a few seconds) and then you just right click on the picture you want to resize and select the resize option from the drop down menu. This will then bring up a little window for you to decide what size you want, either preset values or a customised one to your exact specs.

    You can download from the Microsoft site here and select the "image resizer". Otherwise iPhoto is your best bet.
     
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    Is there anything like this for OS X? I'm sick of opening ImageReady just to shrink a picture.
     
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    dubbz

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    In Windows, I use IrfanView for all my resizing needs.

    Edit: Heh, ooops. Thread wasn't exactly new :p
     
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    But it's not that old either, occasionally you get replies to 2003 threads! :eek:
     
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    I use Graphics Converter, free included in OSX to knock down those big
    .tiff files to JPEG for Web readiness.
     
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    Just use an Automator Finder plugin. Preview - scale images - and ensure that show action when run is checked in the Automator workflow.

    To use the workflow, just control click on the image you want resized, select Automator and then the name of the workflow you have made -i've called mine resize.

    A dialogue box comes up asking you what size you want, preserving the aspect ratio's of the original image.


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